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Acapella Vocal Jazz
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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Excellent, tight harmonies, fresh arrangements
Alexander Quinn | College Park, MD USA | 02/09/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this about two weeks ago. I think I listen to it almost once a day. It's one of those CD's where I want to listen to it constantly, but I don't want to get too saturated or it will lose its effect.Needless to say, they sound great. If you like Real Group, you'll like Vox P, too. They work in dynamic contrast in all kinds of places you might expect. The harmonies are adventurous - rich, original, sometimes intense."
Fantastic vocal craft, spotty arrangements and interp
Alexander Quinn | 08/11/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This CD rates a solid 4 stars.Soprano Henriette Moos issuperb as lead, and is the heart of the sound. However, all of themare exellent soloists. I especially like Birgitte Askou's alto lead on One Hundred Ways. Jakob Martrand lays down a rock-solid foundation as bass. Bo Gad, as tenor, has the thankless task of singing whatever note the arranger needed to complete the chord. Thus, he has the most technically challenging part, but he does it with finess and grace.Although the vocal craft is uniformly superb, with repeated listening, I have picked only about half the songs to be on my personal playlist: Fly Me, What Kind of Fool (the best track on the CD, I think), He's Asleep, Bare, I'm Just, One Hundred, Dream is Wish, and Sandman.The rest suffer from mediocre to good (instead of excellent) arrangements, interp, or both. Or maybe I just personally don't like the song. Tux 66 is well arranged and interpreted, but the songs are pretty well worn, and Vox P has pretty stiff competition. The Ability to Swing (the standout worst song, in my opinion) swings like a truck with a flat tire. In fact, it sounds so bad to me that maybe I'm just not hip enough to "get" the song.In general, I think their arrangements and interp of many of their slow, tender songs is inspired, and probably their strong suit at this point. However, Fly Me and Bare show that they do know how to swing.It's hard to hit the target dead center with your first attempt, especially with such a technically demanding form. For example, Jukin', one of Manhatten Transfer's early attempts (albeit with a different lineup) stinks compared to Vox P. But Vox P has the technique down cold, and with time and experience, I think they will get their focus and become one of the world's great acappella jazz groups."
I saw Vox P live!
Leif King | 03/09/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I attended a concert of Vox P's this weekend. It was awesome. I have never heard an acapella group sing like this. They were very good. I definetly recommend buying their CD."